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McDONALD, Hélène Cecile (nee DESROCHERS)   -  Peacefully and with her loving sister by her side, Hélène died on June 10, 2022 at the The Rekai Centre during her 85th year.

Predeceased by her husband John Daniel, she will be lovingly remembered by her stepsons Daniel (Mary), Brad, and niece Chantal (Michael), whom she helped raise.

Bleakley MargaretBLEAKLEY, Margaret Joan (nee BUTLER)   -  Margaret Joan Bleakley, age 91, of East York, Ontario, passed away on Friday, June 10, 2022.

Margaret was born May 5, 1931, in London, England.

She was 1 of 8 siblings, the youngest of 5 girls. Jean, Gladys, Doris, Alice, Fred, John and Peter (surviving).

She was a loving mother to her 4 children, Stephen, Michael, Lorraine and Robert, beloved grandmother to Stephanie, Rachel, Colin, and Rene, and dear great-grandmother to Benjamin and Brooklyn.

Margaret also leaves behind many nieces and nephews in America and the United Kingdom.

When she was 23 years old she began her journey to Canada with her young son Robert.

Coulter TerryCOULTER, Terry   -  September 6, 1945 - June 9, 2022

Our family is saddened to announce that Terry passed away on June 9, 2022, in the loving company of Juta, his wife of over 52 years.

He had many passions, cars, pools, scuba diving, poker with his buddies and golf.

Terry was an active member of Lambton Golf and Country Club for 58 years.

He lived a full and wonderful life.

Terry will be forever missed by their children, Stacey (Stephen) and Courtney (John). He was the proud grandpa to Ella, Makayla, Kiera, Finn, Shae and Keeling.

Walker ReniaWALKER, Renia Mary   -  It is with great sadness the family of Renia Mary Walker announces her passing in her 91st year, on June 9, 2022.

Renia (Irene) Walker was the loving wife of John Walker for 68 years.

She is now reunited with her son, Douglas Buchanan. A loving Mother to Stuart and Sophia.

Gma to her grandchildren, Shannon, Michael and Richard; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Charlotte and Harper. Growing up during the Depression, she had to face much personal adversity with determination throughout her life.

She was a true matriarch finding strength in the love of her family and friends.

An honest and caring heart, sharing with us her views and always telling the best stories to make you smile.

CASSAR, David Gray  -  God called David Gray peacefully on June 8, 2022, at the age of 60.

David is lovingly remembered by his parents, Frank and Marion; by his brothers, James (Linda), Thomas (Lia) and Peter (Karen).

Cherished by his niece and nephews: Marc, Samra, Ryan and Luke.

Bowles FrankBOWLES, Frank George   -  April 26, 1927 – June 8, 2022

Passed peacefully, June 8, 2022, at Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Ontario, at the age of 95.

Predeceased by his loving wife, Joyce (2014); his son, Dr. Lawrence Bowles (1988); brother, Ernie; and sisters, Ella and Irene.

He will be missed by his daughter, Catherine (Ken); and son, Bill (Cheryl).

He was Papa and/or Grampa to Christopher (Samantha), Blake (Joo Ae), Danny (Janet), David (Tamara), Taylor and Adam (Breanne) and his 10 great-grandchildren.

Frank was extremely proud and thankful for the 44 years he spent at the The Northern Miner/Norgraphics in Toronto and Vancouver.

KONG, Shirley Crispolita (nee JOHNSON)   -  Shirley Crispolita Kong (born September 19, 1936) passed away at Credit Valley Hospital, Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday, June 8, 2022.

She was the beloved wife of the late Desmond Kong.

Mother of Sharon Aleong (nee Kong) and Derek Kong.

PAREDES, Teresa Del Carmen (nee LEON LATOJA)   -  Passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 8, 2022, at the age of 82.

Loving wife of the late Juan. Devoted mother of Juan, Ana, Rosalinda, Irma, Ivan, Osvaldo, and Sofia.

Proud Tuca of 15 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

Bazzocchi MilviaBAZZOCCHI, Milvia   -  Peacefully left us on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at Sunnybrook Hospital.

Milvia was a loved and loving wife to Mario for 51 years.

She was the dearest mother of Flavia and her husband John, Marina and her husband Randy, and Francesco and his wife Marina.

She was adored and will be warmly remembered by her grandchildren, Andrew, Natalie, Derek, Michael, Olivia, Nicole, Jonathan, Robert, and Danielle.

Milvia shared her love and compassion with all those she encountered, she will be greatly missed, and her spirit will live on in the caring actions of all those who knew her.

BRIDEL, Kathleen Mary (Kay, Kathy)   -   Passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2022.

Daughter of Fred Bridel and Kathleen (Byrne) Bridel, sister of Theresa and Fred, aunt of James (predeceased) and Lisa.

Retired teacher from Toronto Catholic School Boards with many years teaching at St. Cecilia and St. Luigi schools.

CURTIS, Judy   -  1956 - 2022  Judy passed away peacefully in early June after a lengthy illness.

Beloved daughter of Sue and late father William and loving sister of Mark, Judy will be deeply missed by her mother and brother. 

SAWATZKY, Christian Michael  -  "Christian the Singer"  It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Christian at Kensington Hospice, Toronto, on June 7, 2022, with his family by his side.

Born August 4, 1975, son of Marlene Tabaczuk (Peter), brother of Stacey Punch (Mark) and Tertia Lamb, proud uncle to Brianna Punch (David Scott) and Nolan Punch. First grandson of the late Michael and Mary Polychuk.

Nishihama YaekoNISHIHAMA, Yaeko   - It is with great sadness that Muriel and Wayne announce the peaceful passing of their dear Mother, Yaeko, Eleanor (nee Nishi), in her one hundredth year, at St. Josephs Health Centre on June 7, 2022. 

Yaeko was the youngest of nine children born to Unosuke and Kura Nishi in Steveston, B.C.

She moved to Ontario in 1947 and lived most of her life in Toronto. 

Predeceased by her husband, Takashi, and her daughter, Cathy (Jack). 

Yaeko will, also, be missed by her lifelong dear friend, Eiko Kiyonaga, her grandchildren Midori (Mark Hodgson), Emily, David (Corrie) and Laura, her great-grandson, Tadashi, many nieces and nephews in Ontario, B.C. and the U.S., family and friends. 

Young KennethYOUNG, Kenneth L. Ken Young   -  A retired district representative with the Toronto Star and lifetime resident of East York, passed away peacefully, after a lengthy illness, on June 7, 2022.

An alumnus of the first graduating class of Centennial College, he majored in journalism but found his career in the Toronto Star's circulation department, mentoring young carriers and providing customer service to subscribers for over 25 years.

As a young man, he purchased the house across the street from his childhood home.

A natural athlete, he loved to socialize with friends over a game while honing his technique.

SIMMONS, Catherine (Anne)   -  1931 - 2022  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Catherine (Anne) Simmons, daughter of Harvey and Edith Thomson, on May 7, 2022, just shy of her 91st birthday, after a long struggle with dementia and more recently, cancer.

PERKS, Mary   -  Peacefully, at Alexander Place, on June 6, 2022, Mary Perks, beloved wife of Donald; and loving mother of Ray, Bill, Donnie and Darleen.

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren, Riley, Sean, Heather, Jonathan, Jessica, Ryan, Shannon; and her great-grandchildren.

BAMFORD, James (Jim) Arthur   -   1942 - 2022  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jim on Monday, June 6th, with his wife and children by his side.

Born to the late Madge and Howard Bamford on April 9, 1942 in Toronto, Ontario.

Jim grew up in Leaside, the third generation to look after the family business, "Bamford's Produce Company" in Toronto, Ontario.

Tonin RinaldoTONIN, Rinaldo   -  Passed away peacefully in Montreal on June 6, 2022.

Born in Teglio Veneto (Italy), Rinaldo immigrated to Toronto in 1956 at age 24, where he worked as a marble and terrazzo setter, and built a wonderful life alongside his beloved wife, the late Anita, and dear family and friends.

Father of Patrizia (Gregory); Nonno of Natascia; brother of the late Tomasso (Maria); brother-in-law of Luciano (Carla) and of the late Erica (the late Giovanni); and Zio of Donatella (Frank), Vania (Ian) and Sabrina.

We thank Dr. Michael Sebag, Royal Victoria Hospital (MUHC), and health care and staff at CHLSD Vigi Reine Elizabeth and Herron for their care.

Brandy SheilaBRANDY, Sheila P.   -   Sheila Brandy, the strong, vibrant, and outgoing, wife, mother, and business owner, died on June 5, 2022, in Toronto.

She was 85.

Sheila was born in Orillia, Ontario, where she met the man of her dreams, Stuart C. Brandy.

They were married in 1955 and began a wonderful 56-year journey together.

For 18 years, Sheila was the owner and proprietor of The Crockery Barn – a well-known kitchen and housewares store located on Yonge Street.

Sheila is survived by her three children, their spouses and her four grandchildren.

SANDERS, Shirley Margaret(nee WYMAN)    -  August 9, 1922 – June 5, 2022

Shirley grew up in Ottawa and spent most of her adult life in Toronto, and was a sometime resident of the UK and the Bahamas.

Weber MarilynWEBER, Marilyn Ann   -  April 23, 1940 – June 4, 2022

In Loving Memory Marilyn Weber (née Connor) passed away peacefully, on June 4, 2022, at Sunnybrook Hospital, after a short battle with cancer.

She is reunited with her husband, Edward Weber (deceased October 1966); parents, Ralph and Margery Connor; aunt, Elsie Fanner; uncle, Edwin Fanner; and in-laws, Peter and Aino Weber.

Marilyn is survived by her son, Dave, and daughter-in-law, Diane.

She will be dearly remembered by her grandchildren, Jackson and Carsyn. Marilyn enjoyed her independence, books, wine, and her grandchildren, who were her greatest joy.

Her pleasant demeanor will be dearly missed by all who knew her. 

Kuryliw IhorKURYLIW, Ihor  -   November 14, 1939 – June 4, 2022

Ihor passed away peacefully, after a tenacious 4-year battle with cancer.

He was deeply loved by, and will be missed by his wife of 52 years, Valentina (Mychajloswka), son Peter (Melissa Russell), daughter Ulyana (Daniel Kuzmycz) and granddaughter Nina, as well as his sisters Sonia and Oksana (John Leeson) and his sister-in-law Lydia (Daniel Huzyk).

Ihor was born and raised in Sudbury and taught History and Music at Lasalle Secondary School.

He was a talented musician who played the violin, bandura, alto horn and piano.

He moved to Toronto in 1973 and became a partner in Bloor Travel Agency where his extensive travels and his empathy proved to be invaluable assets.

DERBYSHIRE, Shirley Isobel (nee AGAR)   - August 19, 1929 - Vaughan, Ontario June 4, 2022 - Calgary.

Alberta Shirley Derbyshire, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the age of 92 years.

DeSousa DelfinaDeSOUSA, Delfina   -  With heavy hearts, we announce the passing of our beloved Delfina DeSousa on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at the age of 84.

Loving wife of the late Jaime.

Delfina will be greatly missed by her children Olga (Bert), Helen (predeceased) and her son Denis.

Proud grandmother to Chantal, Matthew (Kimberly), and Michael and great-grandmother to Maya.

Loving sister to Zaltina (predeceased), Eduardo (predeceased), Jose (predeceased), and Manuel, Theresa and Paul.

Kunov HansKUNOV, Hans  -  P.Eng., Professor Emeritus -  March 14, 1938 – June 4, 2022

Hans Kunov died peacefully, at home, in Toronto using MAiD, having had a full and wonderful life.

He is survived by his wife, Clare Lamb; his sons, Mads (Marie) and Niels (Daniella); and their mother, Helle; as well as his five beloved grandchildren; and his sister, Else.

In 1967, Hans accepted a professorship at the University of Toronto Institute of Biomedical Engineering, and moved from Denmark to Canada.

He spent the rest of his career teaching and researching at the Institute, heading it from 1989 to 1999.

Hans retired in 2003, but continued to teach and mentor engineering students.

McRobert SarahMcROBERT, Sarah Jac (Jackie) Alene   -  Passed away at Trillium Health Partners, Humber Reactivation Centre, on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the age of 90.

Beloved wife of the late James (2015).

Loving mother of Rick (Dianne), Sally Coulas (Peter), and Jim (Crystal).

Cherished Grandma of Lain, Daniel, Andrew, and Aiden.